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Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 11/28/2017

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-0-525-43295-1

Now for the first time ever in one volume, all twenty-eight stories and two serialized novels starring the Continental Op—one of the greatest characters in storied history of detective fiction. 

Dashiell Hammett is the father of modern hard-boiled detective stories. His legendary works have been lauded for almost one hundred years by fans, and his novel The Maltese Falcon was adapted into a classic film starring Humphrey Bogart. One of Dashiell Hammett's most memorable characters, the...

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Edited by OTTO PENZLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 928 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 10/24/2017

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-0-525-43248-7

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, ruthless, and brilliant criminals in mystery fiction, for the biggest compendium of bad guys (and girls) ever assembled. 

     The best mysteries--whether detective, historical, police procedural, cozy, or comedy--have one thing in common: a memorable perpetrator. For every Sherlock Holmes or Sam Spade in noble pursuit, there's a Count Dracula, a Lester Leith, or a Jimmy Valentine. These are the rogues...

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A NOVEL
Written by ROBERT HARRIS

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/23/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-94813-7

Imperium . . . Conspirata . . . and now Dictator—the long-awaited final volume of Robert Harris’s magnificent Ancient Rome Trilogy
 
At the age of forty-eight, Cicero—the greatest orator of his time—is in exile, separated from his wife and children, tormented by his sense of failure, his great power sacrificed on the altar of his principles. And yet, in the words of one of his most famous aphorisms, “While there is life, there is hope.”

By promising to support Caesar—his political enemy—he is...

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A NOVEL
Written by ERIK AXL SUND

Format: Hardcover, 784 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 06/14/2016

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-34987-1

The Crow Girl begins in a Stockholm city park where the abused body of a young boy is discovered. Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg heads the investigation, battling an apathetic prosecutor and a bureaucratic police force unwilling to devote resources to solving the murder of an immigrant child. But with the discovery of the mutilated corpses of two more children, it becomes clear that a serial killer is at large. 

Superintendent Kihlberg turns to therapist Sofia Zetterlund for her...

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AN EASY RAWLINS MYSTERY
Written by WALTER MOSLEY

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 06/14/2016

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-53920-3

Walter Mosley’s indelible detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to  solve.

Picking up where his last adventures in Rose Gold left off in L.A. in the late 1960s, Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins finds his life in transition. He’s ready—finally—to propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and start a life together. And he’s taken the money he got from the Rose Gold case and, together with two partners, Saul Lynx and Tinsford “Whisper” Natly, has started a new...

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NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY (16)

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 06/14/2016

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-16991-2

In the latest installment of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, business is slow at the agency, so at Mma Makutsi's suggestion, Mma Ramotswe is persuaded to take her first-ever holiday. But just as she's about to depart, a new client arrives: a young woman whose father was considered a hero in Botswana but whose reputation is now being called into question. Mma Ramotswe almost cancels her trip, but Mma Makutsi is adamant that she and Charlie have the situation in hand. Precious can't...

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Written by MICHAEL HARVEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 05/17/2016

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-94884-7

In the latest installment in Michael Harvey’s beloved Michael Kelly series, Chicago’s favorite Ovid-reading, gun-toting private investigator takes on Illinois’s first family in a blistering thriller that charts the border where ambition ends and evil begins.

It’s been two years since disgraced Illinois governor Ray Perry disappeared from a federal courthouse in Chicago moments after being sentenced to thirty-seven years in prison on corruption charges. P.I. Michael Kelly is sitting in his...

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A LEONID MCGILL MYSTERY
Written by WALTER MOSLEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 04/19/2016

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17209-7

P.I. Leonid McGill isn’t usually one to refuse a case. But when Hiram Stent, a man down on his luck, begs him to find a cousin who is about to inherit millions of dollars, he senses something fishy. His instincts prove right: The night after he turns Hiram away, Hiram is found dead and Leonid’s office is broken into. Feeling partly responsible for this bizarre turn of events, Leonid is forced to open an investigation that will pull him into the lurid history of an old-money New York...

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A MYSTERY OF THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE
Written by MARTIN WALKER

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/19/2016

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17342-1

Bruno’s village of St. Denis has been called many things, but a hotbed of international intrigue has never been one of them . . .  until now. When an undercover agent is found murdered just as a prodigal son is set to retun from a grim tour in the Middle East, the small town suddenly finds itself host to a determined global tribunal, threatening the usual cheer brought by St. Denis’s annual wine festival. 

With clever twists and action aplenty, The Children Return is a journey to St. Denis...

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A CROSS NOVEL
Written by ANDREW VACHSS

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 04/19/2016

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-97029-4

Even the deadliest gangs in Chicagoland fear the Cross Crew, and carefully avoid their cinderblock bunker headquarters: Red 71 is well known as the last place you'd want to go . . . unless you’re willing to risk it being the last place you evergo. The Crew is notorious for its ruthless efficiency and cold-blooded cunning. Why, then, would anyone be foolhardy enough to threaten them–and even more dangerously, their loved ones?
 
As Cross catches the scent of a far-reaching conspiracy, he...

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Written by DAVID LEVIEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 04/05/2016

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-47590-9

An unidentifiable body is found in an Indianapolis park, deliberately arranged so that police know it's not just a random crime. Former cop Frank Behr, now a P.I. with no cases, no money and no options, finds himself chasing down the disappearance of a wayward young woman who's been missing for months in a futile attempt to collect a reward. With assistance from his few remaining contacts on the force, Behr follows the tenuous thread of his case into the world of small-time prostitution-and...

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A BACKSTROM NOVEL
Written by LEIF GW PERSSON
Translator NEIL SMITH

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 02/23/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-90765-3

The irascible, obdurate, and very thirstyDetective Superintendent Evert Bäck-ström of the National Murder Squad returns in a new novel from the reigning master of Scandinavian fiction.

It’s the dead of summer in the sleepy town of Växjö when twenty-year-old police cadet Linda Wallin is found lying facedown in her mother’s apartment, brutally murdered and raped. With no clear motive or suspect in sight, a series of bureaucratic mix-ups causes the National Crime Unit to send Bäckström and his...

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